PGI Pulmonologist Dr Ritesh Agarwal honoured with CSIR Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award
Chandigarh: In a first, a Professor in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh (PGI Chandigarh), Dr. Ritesh Agarwal has been honored with the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award, 2020, by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
This award was presented to Dr. Agarwal in the medical sciences category for his significant contributions in the field of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) on CSIR's 79th foundation day.
Currently working as an Additional Professor in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the PGIMER, Chandigarh, Dr Agarwal's primary research area is Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA).
He has completed his medical school (M.B.B.S) in 1998 from Stanley Medical College and joined the Residency Program in Internal Medicine at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in 1998. He completed his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from the same Institute in 2004.
He has specialized in Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) and interventional pulmonology. He received ICMR Kamal Satbir Award for the year 2009 for contributions in the field of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Prior to this, he was awarded ICMR Shakuntala Amir Chand Award for the year 2012 for outstanding contributions in the same field. He was further conferred the T.R. Raghpati Rao ORATION by the Indian Association for Bronchology in the BRONCOCON 2016, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Indian Association for Bronchology held at Srinagar, India from May 28-30, 2016.
Dr. Agarwal has more than 375 publications to his credit. He has written several chapters in national and international books. He is also co-author of two books (Oxygen Therapy, Textbook of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine).
He also maintains a keen interest in interventional pulmonology, pleural disorders, invasive and noninvasive ventilation, and meta-analysis.